Boater safe after night on island

After a wet night on Lake of the Woods, a local boater was found safe on an island.
Police were notified Sunday that there was a missing boater—overdue from the previous night.
Police, friends and family, and various volunteers conducted an immediate search.
The missing 25-year-old man eventually was located on an island and taken to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora for observation.
A police investigation revealed the boater had lost his way in the darkness, struck a reef, and subsequently sunk his boat.
He was able to swim to shore and alerted a passing boater the following day.

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